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Sonoma Valley Library Advisory Board Meeting

Sonoma Valley Library Advisory Board Meeting

SONOMA VALLEY LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD MEETING NOTES Thursday, April 11 2019

 

Sonoma Valley Regional Library, Forum Room     

755 West Napa Street Sonoma, CA 95476

 

The LAB meets the following months: February, April, June, August, October & December

 

Present: Tom Haeuser, Commissioner; Lisa Musgrove, Branch Manager; Sarah VanTrease,Liaison. Members Ken Brown, VP; Janice Chadwin, Beverly Seyfert, Laurel Meredith; Barbara Hall.

FRIENDS Robin Kunde, Marge Thomas, Janet Constantino

CALL TO ORDER:  3:45 by Ken Brown

 

1.   REPORTS

1.1. Friends Report --funds have been allocated to purchase books

1.2. Commissioner Report--Labor negotiations with union are slow.

 

The all-LAB meeting is coming June 1.

Fundraiser report--

Some LABs don’t know what purpose LAB serves: topic for [one of our future] meeting.

Friends’ groups are not all successful with book sales so this would also be a good topic to share at meeting.

 

Hours are being discussed at commissioners’ meeting. Sunday hours are now time-and-a-half pay (per union contract). Probably won’t have this issue settled before next year. One recurring question Tom has is how busy is library in late nights (7-9pm)? Electronic counters will be used to track usage/time of day.  Met with Anne Hammond, the new library director, and talked about the hours issue and getting more info about library usage with a well designedquestionnaire.

 

1.3. Library Director or Designee Report-Sarah said Tom covered many points of herreport. New director plans to visit. Next budget workshop is Monday.

 

1.4. Branch Manager Report -Programs at the library include: Yoga for Kids, Lectures, Music Programs, Art Shows, Community Quilts; more tutors recruited for Literacy Program, Exotic Animals, Lego Club, Homework Help, Storytime--all are popular.

 

Coming up are Spanish Storytime, more music, 3D print workshop, Author Visit.

 

Measure Y funded a lot of these programs. Retirement Party for Daphne April 26,

Friday, 2:30-4:30. Starting April 18 at 10 AM; Poems in a Pocket. Antonia Albey visited

from Library Foundations and announced upcoming grants.

 

1.5. City Council Liaison Report -Rachel Hundley not present

 

2.   APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 2019 MEETING. APPROVED

 

3.   PUBLIC APPEARANCES OR LETTERS --NONE

 

An opportunity for members of the public to address the Library Advisory & Friends’ Boards;

times are limited at the Chair’s discretion.

 

4.   DISCUSSION ITEMS AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS--NONE

 

5. OTHER ITEMS--NONE

 

NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019, 3:45 P.M.

Sonoma Valley  Library,  Forum  Room

Date:
Thursday, April 11, 2019 Show more dates
Time:
3:45pm - 5:00pm
Campus:
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
Categories:
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